President Garfield’s Condition: September 7, 1881, 6:00 PM
6 P. M.
Notwithstanding the exceptional heat of the weather, [the thermometer in his bedroom rose to 94° at half-past three this afternoon,] there was a breeze most of the day, so that the President was comparatively comfortable. He has taken his nourishment regularly, and has slept at intervals during the day. At 12.15 P. M. his pulse was 114; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18. Since then there has been some rise of temperature, though less than yesterday, and the pulse has somewhat diminished in frequency. At the evening dressing the appearance of the wound was favorable.
At present his pulse is 108; temperature, 101°; respiration, 18.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON.
This post is one of a series reenacting the official bulletins released to the public by the physicians to President Garfield during his illness after the shooting on July 2, 1881.